As a teacher, I've taught all sorts of classes: writing; research methods; aesthetics; critical theory and philosophy; media production; public speaking; sociology, etc. I find rotating my teaching responsibilities keeps me humble, or at least makes every day feel like every day is Final Jeopardy.
As an academic writer I tend to primarily focus my work around internet studies, which means I spend a lot of time talking to my students about what they do online. These days, I study social networking on sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and so forth. I'm particularly is interested in how the Internet has been changing our notions of the public, the private, the pornographic, and the pedagogic in contemporary society. If that's of interest to you, let's talk and exchange reading lists.
I'm also interested in helping students learn how to "walk their talk"--that is, craft research methodologies that work for them, that are ethically constructed, and that are cutting edge. For my last book, on camgirls, I ran a webcam out of my own home for a year. I have some new plans for the new book, but to hear those, you'll have to stop by the office and say hello.
I can't imagine you having anything but a terrific time at NYU. I know I did when I was a student here. I'm looking forward to meeting you, hearing about your interests, and talking about how I can help you get the most at of your time in New York, and perhaps even beyond it.